June 05, 2024 • natalie sanders

Are you a die-hard Swiftie like me? Well let's add a little Taylor magic to your kitchen?

Dive into these Taylor Swift-inspired recipes that are perfect for a fun playdate or a themed party. 


'Don't Blame Me' Friendship Bracelet Doughnuts 

These are super easy to make - less of a recipe and more of a fun bit of food assembling/craft. You'll need:

1.  A box of your favourite doughnuts 

2. Some fizzer sweets & an edible ink pen

3. Chunky sprinkles of your choice and some honey in a piping bag

All you need to do is use your edible ink marker to write the letters of your choice on the sweets. Then pipe a circle of honey on the top of your doughnut. Using the sprinkles as beads and the letter fizzers as the central part of your bracelet, place them on top of the honey 'glue'. 

Leave them to set and then enjoy. 


Lover Celebration Birthday Cake 

Hold onto some of the fizzers you used in the above and put them to good use as decorations on this Taylor Swift inspired birthday cake. 


**For the Cake:**
- 400g plain flour
- 400g caster sugar
- 400g unsalted butter, softened
- 8 large eggs
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 200ml whole milk
- Pink gel food colouring

**For the Pink Buttercream:**
- 500g unsalted butter, softened
- 1kg icing sugar
- 4 tbsp whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pink gel food colouring

**For Decoration (optional):**
- Sprinkles
- Edible glitter

-Fizzer sweets 
- Fresh berries or flowers


1. Preheat the Oven:
   - Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan)/350°F/Gas mark 4.
   - Grease and line four 20cm (8 inch) round cake tins with baking parchment.

2. Prepare the Cake Batter:
   - In a large bowl, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
   - Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
   - Sift in the flour and baking powder, then fold gently to combine.
   - Add the vanilla extract and milk, mixing until the batter is smooth.
   - Divide the batter evenly into four separate bowls. Add a small amount of pink gel food colouring to each bowl, increasing the amount slightly in each subsequent bowl to create different shades of pink.
   - Pour each coloured batter into the prepared cake tins.

3. Bake the Cakes:
   - Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.
   - Allow the cakes to cool in their tins for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Prepare the Pink Buttercream:
   - In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
   - Gradually add the icing sugar, beating well after each addition.
   - Add the milk and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until light and fluffy.
   - Add pink gel food colouring to achieve the desired shade of pink.

5. Assemble the Cake:
   - Place the darkest pink cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand.
   - Spread a layer of pink buttercream over the top.
   - Repeat with the remaining cake layers, from darkest to lightest, spreading buttercream between each layer.
   - Spread a thin layer of buttercream over the entire cake to create a crumb coat. Chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to set.

6. Final Decoration:
   - Apply a final, thicker layer of buttercream over the entire cake.
   - Use a palette knife or a cake smoother to create a smooth finish.
   - Decorate with sprinkles, edible glitter, fresh berries, or flowers as desired.

7. Serve:
   - Slice and enjoy your beautiful pink buttercream layered birthday cake!

- Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before you start.
- Use gel food colouring for more vibrant colours without altering the consistency of the batter and buttercream.
- You can adjust the amount of buttercream to suit your taste and the size of your cake.

Turn up the Taylor tunes and have some fun whilst experimenting with the above.